about the stabbing. >> my child is in the academy. yeah. i think i'm really concerned. >> a little mixed reaction. i'm a little bit not surprised because it's not the best neighborhood, but at the same time it's really shocking because that kind of thing just shouldn't happen. >> reporter: investigators say at one point during the attack workers arriving at the shopping center saw the man being beaten down and started blowing their horn and yelling. the suspects got scared and ran away. >> when my son is calling me, i was, you know, frightened. i was feeling like afraid, too, because i working day. >> reporter: long time business owner idalia andrade. >> it's really, really bad because we don't see a little bit people around here. i've been here for six years and i feel very comfortable, you know. the police always. now the police coming all the time here to be next-door, but this is what's surprising, 9:00 in the morning. that's just like something i never think is going to happen.